Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 20-25 mins


Serves 4

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal148
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.07g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 medium onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 celery sticks, chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 600ml hot vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped plum tomatoes with garlic



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 100g frozen broad beans
    Broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable - they grow in most…

  • zest and juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • large handful coriander or parsley and flatbread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion and celery gently for 10 mins until softened, stirring frequently. Tip in the cumin and fry for another min.

  2. Turn up the heat, then add the stock, tomatoes and chickpeas, plus a good grind of black pepper. Simmer for 8 mins. Throw in broad beans and lemon juice, cook for a further 2 mins. Season to taste, then top with a sprinkling of lemon zest and chopped herbs. Serve with flatbread.

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Comments (194)

emsmith's picture

Absolutely delicious! Am always a little apprehensive when it comes to making homemade soups that call for cans of tomatoes as they can often end up tasting a little 'samey'....but this was a real exception. Lovely zingy flavours and great textures. Added a good few tablespoons of harissa for extra kick but I'm sure it would've been pretty pleasing without it.

kel-delacoe's picture

I made this but with fresh cooked beetroot in too and without the broadbean... the beatroot and fresh parsley are fab combo

vinsonmai's picture

Quite a good dish, but reducing it made it a bit salty. Not sure as whether I reduced it too much, but added some sugar to neutralize it a bit. Other then that, excellent dish :D family loved it!

vinsonmai's picture

Quite a good dish, but reducing it made it a bit salty. Not sure as whether I reduced it too much, but added some sugar to neutralize it a bit. Other then that, excellent dish :D family loved it!

agacik's picture

yum! made it twice in the last week! loved it with chorizzo! absolutely mouthwatering and so filling! great with naan bread or pitta bread. love and will make again, and again, and again...

moks82's picture

Followed the recipe and added two large spoons of Harissa. Turned out really tasty. Will definately use again

lilyjane's picture

I made it without broad beans, but it still was delicious. And so easy to make - definitely deserves five stars.

lauragaf's picture

I love this really cheap and easy to make!

hollyg1's picture

As I am not a lover of cumin, I did a slight variation of this recipe using Smoked Spanish Paprika Hot (Pimenton De La Vera). Also some girdled chorizo topping this is perfect.

dlibine's picture

We all loved it! A hearty tasty and well balanced soup.
I made a "not too spicy" version for the children, and older ones added some cayenne pepper, that brought out the tastes wonderfully.

chickadeepea's picture

add in a chilli! delicious

daisypetal357's picture

Mmmmmm! I found it a bit thin so I used passata instead of a can chopped tomatoes and half the veg stock, lovely and creamy. I also put a tbsp of harissa spices to give it a kick. Its great if you are calorie counting too!

savourymave's picture

Forgot to rate it
It's a 5 for me

savourymave's picture

Very Tasty , warming and filling , I've made this three times in the last 3 week's we all love it ,
It freezes well too, My daughter has just asked me for the recipe , so it's now an all time favourite .....

sumarks's picture

I really enjoyed this, I'm doing weight watchers and this worked about about 5 points per bowl and it was soooo yummy and quite filling, i had to omit the broad beans as I didn't have any but still really enjoyed it. I have recommended it to all my dieting friends too!

mspupsix's picture

I absolutelly love this soup!

w1lmington's picture

This soup comes into its own the following day. Tasty and fresh and oh so filling.

dominiczkasch's picture

Delicious! One of my favourite recopies !!!

mdcbc2's picture

Really refreshing. My body needed this healthy food after Xmas. Love the lemon touch. It makes all the difference. Thanks

malford40's picture

Really nice soup. I will be taking this to work for a hearty lunch. I added chicken to this and like others some harissa for a bit of spice. I also used fresh tomatoes because I am not keen on tinned. It gives it a fresher, cleaner taste, very good.


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